Number drawing down a mortgage jumps

A report states the number of people drawing down a mortgage has jumped as house-building activity has increased. Some 17,337 people were issued with a home loan in the first half of this year. This was up almost 2,400 on last year, new figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland show. More than 9,339 […]

FRIDAY….. Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses

A NEW REPORT on the future of council housing has recommended local authorities suspend tenant purchase schemes and instead build smaller units for people to move into once their children have grown up and moved out.   The report, The Future of Council Housing: An analysis of the financial sustainability of local authority provided social housing, also […]